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Medicine For Coccyx Disorders
Chronic pain: If it goes untreated you will have persistent chronic pain. ...Read more
See below: Tailbone pain or coccydynia is the most common "coccyx disorder". This is usually the result of trauma, anatomy, or poor sitting posture. There are usually no long term consequences other than pain if left untreated. ...Read more
Ice: If you have tailbone pain or coccydynia you could start by obtaining a donut cushion to sit on. This will relieve pressure on the coccyx. You can apply a gel ice pack or bag of frozen peas to the tender area twice a day for 10-15 min. You will not want to sit directly on your tailbone for a few weeks. See a physician if your pain does not improve or for medication management. ...Read more
Coccyx: The coccyx is the name given to the very very end of the spine. Sometimes this area is referred to as the tailbone. A coccyx disorder can be the result of prolonged pressure resulting in a breakdown in the skin and creating an open wound. This is known as a pressure sore or bed sore. ...Read more
What are symptoms of a sacral or coccyx chordoma? Is a pointy or sharp tailbone that protrudes a symptom of this disease?
Few symptoms: Chordoma is a rare malignancy of the lower sacrum, typically in male patients over 40. It is often associated with deep pain in pelvis/sacrum, and bowel obstruction due to the mass interfering with evacuation of colon. Neurologic symptoms are rare until late and include sciatica and bowel/bladder dysfunction. Tumors are slow growing, hard to resect/cure, and often found late in the disease. ...Read more
I have coccyx pain and degenerative disk disease and on disabiity, my pcp (on ppo) no time to manage disability paperwork 1. Getting diskogram from orthopedic, will not manage disability until after surgery
2. My pain dr does not manage disability
You : You can call your human resources department where you work and ask for their advice, or you can google "disability physician" in your area to try and find a doctor that can help you. You could also call the office manager in your doctor's office and ask their advice. ...Read more
It is : Facet joints are the joint structures that connect the vertebrae to one another. It's not uncommon through normal "wear and tear" - so called degenerative arthritis - that these joints break down a bit. It's a very common finding and doesn't mean that you will have any problems from this now or in the future. Though it could be causes some discomfort in you; everyone's body is different. ...Read more
No, but the symptoms: Associated with this can be controlled with lifestyle modifications including not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. If no contraindications, over the counter medications can help. Core muscular stabilization workouts can benefit as well including yoga and/ or pilates. ...Read more
My lower back is always in bad pain. No over-the-counter medicine seems to help, and no doctors will give me anything. What can I do?
Acupuncture: Have you tried alternative therapies? It's better to treat the underlying cause then to just treat the symptoms. ...Read more
Just had a blood patch done but my lower back is killing me what can I do aside from OTC medicine i can't move with out being on a 10 scale of pain.
I have a spasm in my lower back and i can't stand for long periods of time or my back starts to hurt bad i have to sit down and relax my back for a while until the pain eases i need to know what kind of dr i should see what kind of medicine ?
Rheumatologist: The best doctor to start with musculoskeletal pain is a rheumatologist who can recommend medical treatment if that is the best for your problem. He may recommend physical therapy depending upon the cause of the spasm. Avoid chiropractors who have no interest in cure but want to have you coming back again and again for expensive treatment of no long term value. ...Read more
Core exercises: If the pain is only related to muscle spasms then strengthening your abdominal muscles will provide support to and reduce the strain on your lower back muscles. ...Read more
I have a serious lower back pain and it does not go away even when I have taken medicine and it has become a nuisance lately. Any tip on what to do.
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of your pain. If your pain persists, you should seek help from a health care provider (pain management physician, rehab doctor, neurologist...). You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more
My friend has had migraine like pain in the lower back of his head. The pain has been there for more then 3 weeks and pain medicines are not helping.
Break the cycle: Daily pain can result in a phenomenon called wind up; the nerves in the brain become over-active with the result of sustaining the pain. To stop it, you must break the pain cycle. Have your friend's doctor administer a shot (toridol works well), then go home and sleep. Upon waking, listen to a mediation tape with headphones for 30 minutes twice a day (you can find one on the internet). ...Read more
Try heat too: Ice is great if you have pain, tenderness, swelling and inflammation but ice will leave you tight and sometimes increase spasms. Follow the ice with heat (15-20 min. Only) and that will help relax the muscles. Otcs like Ibuprofen can also help at times. If symptoms persist, talk to you doc about rx options. ...Read more
Ability to pop and grind all joints 19 male. Recent swelling in lower back and slight pain. Degenerative disease?
Could be: Could be the case or could also be normal variation. At your age it would be important to make sure there is no underlying infection causing the swelling of the back and joints. I would be seen by doctor. ...Read more
I feel pain in my right leg and lower back. .. I take lot's medicine and physiotherapy. I m very tense about the problem,?
Disc problem: it sounds like a disk problem in your back is causing the issue. There are definitely things that can be done to help with this. ...Read more
I have been experiencing lower back pain for the last three months. Over the counter medicine not helping. Any suggestions?
Hi doctor, yesterday when i was in the gym, i over trained my lower back, and my lower back is injured now, how to treat my lower back now? Wht drug?Tq
Ice, heat, NSAID,s: Try nsaids, ice, heat...Pain can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. If persists, see doc. ...Read more
It can be : Conditions found within the pelvic region can refer pain to the lower back including : arthritis, cysts, tumors, infections as well as gastrointestinal issues and genitourinary problems. These pains tend to be independent of position and activity and can be there at rest unlike typical back problems like a disc herniation. ...Read more
I have a skin disorder that I have no skin pigment on the back of my leg and my lower back. What is it?
Vitiligo: Congenital absence of skin pigment---no cure that i know of. ...Read more
I have degenerative disc disease and arthritis in my lower back. What arecsome safe weight lifting exercises i can do to strenghten my body?
Weights: The right person to ask is your treating physician. ...Read more
I have a lower back injury. (bulging disc and degenerative back disease) i used to run 3 to 4 miles a day before this injury. Can i run with this?
Yes: These diagnoses are radiologist terms for images on films. Bulges no longer considered significant pathology as they once were. Bulges & degenerative disk disease not necessarily related to back pain. Many your age without back pain have same MRI findings. See osteopath for hands-on evaluation. You might have soft tissue sacroiliac joint disorder. See my chronic pain board at quora.Com (free). ...Read more
I have degenerative disc disease in neck and 2 bulged disks in lower back. Afraid of surgeries. Am still at college, so what can I do to help pain?
Realistic goals: Pain is part of life and you first have to accept that you will not be 100% pain free. Physical therapy, proper exercises, antiinflammatories, all conservative. Depending on severity of discs, a pain provider can do some interventional injections and procedures. Start with your primary care and take it from there. ...Read more
For the pass two weeks i been feeling nauseous, pain in my lower back and pressure on my bladder. They told me i had a UTI but i finish my medcinie.
I've had a herniated disc for 7 month at c6& 7&now i'm having issues with my lower back and degen disc disease runs in my family n can't find dr here!
? U live.: Ur pcp should b able 2 refer u 2 a spine specialist or rheumatologist. If none in ur area google 4 1 in ur area. U may have 2 travel a bit but it will b worth it. ...Read more